An Editorial By BROGAN JOHNSON
Every year, students of all ages roam about Washingtonville on Halloween night scouting out the best houses to feed their candy cravings. This year, there is a 7 pm curfew put into place to keep all trick or treaters and residents in Washingtonville safe. To some, this curfew seems excessively early, leading to the question: how will it be possible to hit every house?
|BROGAN JOHNSON FOR THE WIZARD WEEKLY|
While it may be impossible to hit every house in the Village of Washingtonville, there are many ways students can make the most out of the time they have.
For years, there have been three main areas students make it a priority to visit while on their hunt for candy. Depending on where you live, you probably go trick-or treating on Decker Drive, in Rural Ridge, or in Worley Heights. If I can give you some advice as an experienced trick or treater, a student’s best bet to get the most candy possible in a short amount of time is to go to Rural Ridge or go up and down Decker Drive numerous times.
Megan Geary, a senior at Washingtonville High School, claimed that her “favorite spot to go trick or treating was in [her] neighborhood" of Rural Ridge. This development has 82 houses, giving students a wide range of homes to choose from. Rural Ridge is also an ideal location for parents “because it’s an enclosed neighborhood not on main roads,” Megan assures. This should give parents peace of mind that their children will be safe.
Alexa Kraiza, a resident of Decker Drive and senior at WHS, “goes trick or treating in my own neighborhood because it is a big development with all the houses close to each other.” Living on Decker Drive since childhood, Alexa learned at a young age which of her neighbors gave the best and the most candy. Washingtonville does an amazing job of making Decker suitable for trick or treaters by “setting up lights along the road every year.”
Although it seems that as students get older the less likely they are to go trick or treating, there are still ways to be involved in the immense Halloween spirit in Washingtonville. This year, Megan will be taking the little boys she babysits trick or treating, while Alexa plans to stay in and hand out candy. Even if you think you’re “too old” for trick or treating, it is important to give the younger residents of our town the opportunity to make the same spooky and tasty memories as did we.